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Title: Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp
Description: This lesson relates to the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents. In 1876 Americans held a Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia to celebrate the nation's birth 100 years earlier. It was the first world's fair to be held in the United States, and it announced for all to see that the nation had come of age as an industrial power. Over 8 million Americans attended, many traveling the railways that now spanned the continent. Of all the exhibition buildings, Machinery Hall drew the most admiration and wonder. Its displays were powered by the world's largest steam engine. Inside, inventions by two of America's greatest inventors were on display. Alexander Graham Bell exhibited the first telephone, and Thomas Alva Edison presented the automatic telegraph, one of more than 1,000 inventions he would patent in his lifetime. Together their inventions changed American life in ways that still affect us today.
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Partner: EDSITEment
Classifications: Social Studies
Social Studies -- Civics and Government General
Social Studies -- U.S. Government
Social Studies -- U.S. History General
Resource Type: Lesson/Activity Plans
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Keywords: electricity
United States History
Standards: Social Studies, K-8 (2007)
8 – U6.1.1 - 8 – U6.1.1 - America at Century’s End – Compare and contrast the United States in 1800 with the United States in 1898 focusing on similarities and differences in
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-15 13:42:26
Date Record Checked: 2014-06-15 13:42:26
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